Having shared the cage with Charles Oliveira during the past, Michael Chandler cant imagine any outcome for Do Bronx but a stoppage victory against Islam Makhachev within their lightweight title bout at UFC 280.
Iron Mike knows firsthand how tough and talented of a fighter Oliveira is, having lost to the Brazilian in a wild back-and-forth fight at UFC 262 that saw Oliveira drop and finish Chandler in the next round to claim the lightweight throne.
Oliveira has opened because the underdog against Makhachev, but Chandler believes the former lightweight champ will prove the oddsmakers wrong on Oct. 22 by finishing his opponent however you like and silencing the critics forever.
Charles Oliveira. I believe Charles Oliveira gets the work done. Chandler told MMA Junkie backstage at UFC London (h/t MMA News). I believe Islam, not he is got great, not he isn’t highly touted, not he won’t be considered a future champion but there must be no reason he should ever be considered a favorite for the reason that fight Charles Oliveira.
What Charles Oliveira did during the last handful of fights, finishing everybody he could be fighting is nothing lacking amazing, he continued. The resurgence of Charles Oliveiras career from relatively unknown, somewhat along, cant be relied upon journeyman to now legitimate No.1 lightweight on earth, has been something to behold. So put some respect on Charles Oliveiras name. I believe Charles Oliveira is out there and honestly think he finishes him.
UFC 280: Oliveira vs. Makhachev occurs on October 22 at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.